Welcome to the Community Garden. A new weekly Wire segment where Oscar Perress watches and reports back on local progressive community and group projects growing in the beautiful garden that is Tāmaki Makaurau. The projects we will try and focus covering are those creatively finding solutions to the problems that they find in our society, especially via the means of bringing people together. The segment will include an interview with one specific group a week, plus a brief guide to the top selection of community events and discussions happening in that upcoming week.
Come and enjoy the community garden, and remember, you don't have to be a communist to love your community.
We had the privilige of talking to Kelly Marie Francis of Whenua Warrior about Whenua Warrior, what and why it is. We also got an update about the ongoings at Ihumātao and how you can get involved. Tune in to find out more!
In the Community Garden, we discuss walking in Aotearoa and the upcoming walking summit this week in Auckland. We had the privilige of talking to Gay Richards, of Living Streets Aotearoa, to hear their thoughts on it all, and what they'd like to see in the future.
Bronwyn Wilde talks to Breanna Ward about Cycling to Save Our Coastlines. Earlier this year, Bre and her friend Tess cycled the length of the North Island, doing beach clean-ups, signing cafes up to RefillNZ and speaking to schools about protecting our coastlines. We talked to Bre about the challenges of her journey, why she did it, and what individuals can do to reduce their plastic waste.
We had the privilege of talking to Courtney Sina Meredith about the First Fridays event series and the amazing conversations that come from it. We discuss storytelling, community and the wonderful line ups of the event itself. Tune in to find out more!
The Community Garden has migrated from Thursdays and this week we were joined by Tim from The Warren up on Cross St in Central Auckland to chat about workshops, isolation and sustainability of skills and resources.